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koolbreeze
08-12-2005, 08:41 PM
heres my wool that i won on ebay (the beige)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b263/koolbreeze76/2005_0812yarn0001.jpg

here it is dyed in kool aid... black cherry, tropical punch, and strawberry lemonaid.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b263/koolbreeze76/2005_0812yarn0002.jpg

this is going to be my booga bag!!! :happydance:

MaggieL
08-12-2005, 08:49 PM
Nice colors. I think it will make a beautiful bag. :D

Sara
08-12-2005, 08:55 PM
OOO! Very nice job! The colors look great together.

koolbreeze
08-12-2005, 10:00 PM
thanks ladies!!! :heart:

LisaD715
08-12-2005, 11:58 PM
VERY NICE!!!!!! Cannot wait to see the finished bag!

Nuno930
08-13-2005, 12:23 AM
Love the colors! I am totaly inspired! I have some natural knitpicks I need to get dyed!

KellyK
08-13-2005, 12:39 AM
YAYYY! That's gonna look AWESOME!

koolbreeze
08-13-2005, 11:48 AM
i was thinking of starting with the dark and work my way up to the light... but i king of want the colors to blend into each other... any suggestions how to do that?

Ingrid
08-13-2005, 12:26 PM
You could start to gradually alternate rows. For example, five dark, one light, three dark, two light, two and two, one and one. I'd practice first on something and see if the colors are close enough to get away with this.

feministmama
08-13-2005, 12:45 PM
have you tested a swatch to make sure the colors don't run? Or maybe that could work to your advantage?

koolbreeze
08-13-2005, 02:07 PM
have you tested a swatch to make sure the colors don't run? Or maybe that could work to your advantage?
i thought about that too. i remember seeing on crafters.com this girl knitted a tank and it was orange , orange yellow and yellow. and it just gradually blended into each color. and she had dyed her skeins individually. it was so pretty. but now i can find the thread so i can show you all! :wall:

Ingrid... i'm not that smart... i have 4 kids that have stolen brain cells therefor do not understand what you are trying to explain! :oops: i'll have to read it again maybe it will register the second...third... maybe the fourth time...

Ingrid
08-13-2005, 02:19 PM
This has been brewing in my mind for a little while, and I have a better idea, I think.

let's say you're trying to blend the darkest (D) with the next lightest (L) Knit for as many rows as you want with D, then alternate D and L for a few rows.

Then switch to all of the lighter color.

The other way I suggested might create too many stripes, anyway.

koolbreeze
08-13-2005, 02:42 PM
when you say alternate do you mean change color every row til i want the next color? like k dark then dldldl then k light... if so that might work...i wish i could find that picture!!!!!!!!!!! :devil:

Ingrid
08-13-2005, 03:17 PM
when you say alternate do you mean change color every row til i want the next color? like k dark then dldldl then k light... if so that might work...i wish i could find that picture!!!!!!!!!!! :devil:

Exactly!

koolbreeze
08-13-2005, 03:21 PM
ok thanks.. don't mean to sound so dumb!

i guess i should have asked all my questions here... we've just jumped all over the board!! :thumbsup: